Another frustrating game leaves Cork City without a win in six

Another frustrating game leaves Cork City without a win in six
Cork City's Daire O'Connor takes on Sligo Rovers Lewis Banks. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

IT was another evening of frustration for Cork City as they were held by Sligo Rovers at Turner’s Cross.

Despite having the better of the second half and creating a number of chances, City couldn’t find the net, .

“Obviously, we’re disappointed we didn’t score,” said manager John Caulfield.

“We had, certainly, two glorious opportunities and another couple of decent half-chances. We’re frustrated, scoring at the moment is difficult, but I’d like to thank the crowd, two-and-a-half thousand on a bank holiday Monday. They gave us tremendous support right from the start and they were right behind the team.

“They could see that the team left everything on the pitch, but at the moment scoring is difficult. If we had taken one of our chances, we’d have won the match but that’s the way it is at the moment.”

John Caulfield, Conor McCarthy and Darragh Rainsford after the draw. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
John Caulfield, Conor McCarthy and Darragh Rainsford after the draw. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

City remain in seventh place in the Premier Division table with 12 points from 12 games and without a win in six.

Next up is a trip to Derry City on Friday, with Caulfield looking for something to reinvigorate the side.

“We’ve had a bad month,” he said, “there’s a bit of a lack of confidence, you can see that some of the players are losing the ball, misplacing passes or taking the wrong option.

“That happens when you’re down.

“It’s a transitional period, we said at the start of this year that it was always going to be difficult from where we were.

“All you have to do is work hard.

“The plus side of it is that Dáire O’Connor came on today, he’s nearly back to fitness. Karl Sheppard came in for the first time in a while, young Darragh Crowley came on.

“We’re getting some forward players back, the disappointing side is that Gearóid Morrissey wasn’t available today, obviously Alan Bennett and Colm Horgan were out.

“If you look at the chances, Graham [Cummins] had a good chance in the first half, Darragh Rainsford had a very good chance in the second half.

“It’s just going that way at the moment, there’s no easy solution.

“We just have to get a couple of goals and I’m sure, when we score and get a win, we’ll be back on track but at the moment it’s difficult, there’s no doubt about that.”

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